Spring break is approaching, and young adults and college students hoping for a fun time should start planning and shopping for travel deals now. "Last-minute spring break sales are an urban legend," said Jeff Klee, CEO of airfare deals site CheapAir.com. "Prices will go up the closer we get to your holiday week. Don't wind up spending your break in the dorms because you didn't pull the trigger."
Even if you're not rolling in cash, you can still have an epic week by choosing an affordable destination.
GOBankingRates surveyed 37 of the best spring break destinations to find those that offer a great experience at a low price. We totaled up these costs of a weeklong trip: six nights in a hotel (assuming the cost is split between two adults), round-trip airfare, the cost of three meals a day, a taxi ride and 14 beers a day (yep, a spring breaker really does drink that much, found a survey by the American College of Health).
Using the total cost of each location, and also considering the safety of the city and how crowded it could be, these rankings highlight the priciest and most budget friendly spring break destinations.
Click through to see the spring break spots that won't break your budget, as well as the money-sucks that are best avoided.
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